What causes fluctuations in BP? - Online Doctor Chats
this is XXXXXXX
i have questions regarding my father's health
please proceed with your query
he is 56 yrs old
he was rushed to hospital immediately
& fluids & injections were given to him
to control the BP
he was discharged yesterday
sorry about that
his BP is still a little fluctuating
between 130 & 180
as we have the BP digital meter at home
he has been prescribed medicines
but he is feeling very sleepy every time
lot of drowsiness
also he is suffering from constipation
no motions since he was hospitalized
do you want me to mention the prescribed medicines ?
please tell me
Amplopidine 10 mg in the morning after breakfast
Levocetrizine 10 mg once in a day
MVBC once in a day
is any of the dosage high ?
coz he feels very very sleepy
& heavy head
& is it fine if the BP keeps on varying between 130 - 180
all medicines and dosages are fine
Levocetrizine 10 mg once in a day - this is making him sleepy in the day
but today he did not take that at all
it is preferable to give the medicine at night so that he does not feel sleepy
coz it was prescribed for his throat infection
what is the lower rage of the BP?
& he was feeling a little better, so today he did not take that
Are you saying his bp is 180/130?
lower limit is high
ie 90 to 120
so, what should be done
Was all his medicines started recently?
except Gluconorm G1
when he was hospitalized?
his BP diagnosed just 5 days back?
& one another for BP which he has stopped now
no, he has been talking BP & diabetes medicines since long
whatever the new medicines are prescribed, he needs to take them regularly
he was hospitalized on 10th Feb, morning
You can recheck the bp every week
shall we be worrying about his drowsiness ?
it would take him little time to get used to the new treatment
he should be fine in a week
& he is very uncomfortable because of his constipation
Have a check on his general status
If you feel anything unusual, then you need to be alert
little drowsiness is expected with the medicines he is taking
& just one more question
what is the best time to take the the medicine for diabetes & BP ?
should it be before n after breakfast
or before n after lunch ?
you should follow the prescribing doctor's instructions carefully
The doctor would have designed the treatment plan for your father
please follow that carefully
I do not wish to or intend to change dosage and timing of any medicine online
it is unethical
ya, thats true
and it can be life threatening to your daa
please go by the treating doctor's advice
ya ya i understand
sure , thanks for your time
just one advice
I think your father has just recovered from a major illness now
You should be careful in taking care of him
give him the medicines on time
make sure he does not strain more
please take care of him well and he should be fine
above medinis it fine to consume laxatives with the above medicnes ?
anything you feel unusual rush him to the doctor
keep in touch with his doctor
he can still take laxative with above medicines
a small dose at night
Thanks a lot
prayers for your dad for speedy recovery
anything else you wish to ask me?
thats really nice of you
no, i think i am done with my doubts
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